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Wilder returns to the pitch

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has agreed to get back on the pitch to form part of a Blades Legends team to help raise money for the Once Upon a Smile charity.


Some money will also be used for the Sheffield United academy as well.

They were opposed to a team of TV stars and other celebrities comprising of actors Danny Miller and Antony Quinlan as well as actors such as Mirallegro, Ben Davies, Callahan and Boa among others. Dean Smith from the BBC and Jake Quickenden was also part of the team that represented Once Upon a Smile charity.

The Blades legends teams comprise of players such as Chris Morgan, Agana, Michael Tonge, Michael Brown and as previously mentioned Chris Wilder.

The Blades team managed to win the game 5-3 with goals from Brown and Tonge. On the other side, it was Danny Miller who was among the scorers for the celebrities.




TOWN LEGENDS IN CHARITY MATCH, GO HEAD-ON AGAINST FANS

A charity football match themed after a town, which so far, has raised no less than £10,000 is returning.


This time around, the legendary former Blues will go head on against each other.

Football fans have been given the chance by the Ipswich Town Legends to grace the same pitch with legends such as Titus Bramble, Russell Oman, Kieron Dyer and Matt Holland in recent years. Funds raised from this has been used to support the ITFC Academy and West Suffolk Hospital’s Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign, one run by My WiSH Charity.

The public has paid to play against the legends, or for a few lucky ones, to share the same dressing room with their heroes.

This year’s edition, will be held on the 23rd of April, at the Bury Town’s Ram Meadow. Half a dozen legends are expected to grace each team in order to ensure a competitive and charitable encounter.




SOAP STARS AND EX-PROS AT CHARITY FOOTBALL

Many were at Radcliffe Borough FC over the weekend to grab a seat as soap stars and ex-pros played in a charity football game.


Emmerdale’s Danny Miller and Chris Bisson were amongst the television stars that displayed their football skills. They lined up alongside former England defender Michael Gray and former Blackburn forward Matt Jansen. Altogether, they formed an all stars team that played an emergency services team at Taurus Park. It was also a family time out to raise funds for the club’s charitable interests.

“It went really well. We were really pleased to see a few TV Stars and ex-pros were able to take the time out to come down and play. I have to thank them for that because it was really good turnout from their side.

“We had between 200 and 300 people come down and watch, which was a really good crowd for this time of the year, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I think once the money is counted up we will have between £600 and £700, and that will go towards the charitable arm of the club,” the club’s former chair, Bernard Manning Jr. said.




Cricketers coming out for Charity

The big names of Cricket and the movie making industry of India came together for charity as they played a soccer match against each other in Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra yesterday.

The match was taking place just for collecting cash for those in neediness, but, it was not as if the celebrities were just jogging around and waiting for the 90 minutes to finish.

It was played in all seriousness and while, the quality of play from both the sides was below average, the competition level was not much lower than where it would have been in any professional Football game.

All 22 on the ground were fighting with full energy and spirit even though there was nothing at stake and it showed their professionalism. They wanted the audience to have their money’s worth

The Star TV presenter, meanwhile, talked to the substitutes from both the camps on the side lines and tried to find some information about the soccer skills of those who were on the ground.




Charity Football Game Coming Up In September

There is a glam game coming up at the Emirates stadium.


It would be a legends match that is being organized by Arsenal Football Club.

The game is slotted to be held in the first week of September. The net proceeds of the game would be going towards Arsenal Foundation. The match will see legends of Arsenal playing, some former players who would come together and face glorious players of Milan in an exhibition game that would last for 90 minutes.

It is sure to be a wonderful game to watch for Arsenal fans which would feature former players of both sides. Many of the legendary players have confirmed their participation in the game like Robert Pires, Dennis Bergkamp, Paolo Maldini, Thierry Henry, Franco Baresi, Freddie Ljungberg and others. Many former players like Robert Pires have stated that, getting the chance to play in front of Arsenal fans and alongside old team players is a feeling that is worth reliving.




MOURINHO AND RANIERI TO FACE OFF IN CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH

Two-time former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho will manage an English team as they face a Rest of the World team coached by current Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri. The match would be played in Old Trafford as a charity match in June, according to announcement from the organizers.

The two mangers in the game are former coaches at Stamford Bridge at various times at the club. They will face off in the sixth Soccer Aid event on June 5, to raise money for the children’s charity UNICEF. The Portuguese manager would be assisted by Sunderland manager, Sam Allardyce, with British pop star and Soccer Aid co-founder Robbie Williams also helping out.

Mourinho, who led the ‘Rest of the World’ team to a 4-2 victory in the 2014 match, bragged that he wanted to win on both sides of the divide.

“I want to be the first one to win the Soccer Aid trophy for both teams, England and the Rest of the World.

“Sam and I will make a very good partnership and it will be a great feeling for Claudio to finally lose a match! I hope the organizers can help me now with an English passport!” he joked.

Ranieri who has shocked everyone with the impressive performance of the Leicester City team in the race for English Premier League title, said in a press release:




Dick Advocaat has met up with the chairman concerning summer transfers

The first match of the next season that Sunderland has to play is scheduled to take place on August 8 as they face off with Leicester City and so far Dick Advocaat has secured the services of YounesKaboul, Jeremain Lens and Adam Matthews as those are a few of the latest signings that have arrived to the Stadium of Light.

Dick Advocaat has already reinforced his team by those players that were mentioned above but the Dutch coach has established meetings with the chairman of Sunderland, Ellis Short. Both of them have been meeting up with the main subject of discussion is in relation to which players can be signed next.

Even before the past Premier League season had reached it’s end, Dick Advocaat said that he had already been talking with Ellis Short as to which players could be signed without having to spend a major amount of cash.




Roy Hodgson: ‘’England would host a fantastic World Cup’’

The 67 year old English manager of the England national football team, Roy Hodgson believes that England have what it takes to have a successful World Cup.

England’s Roy Hodgson said: “I know we will get a World Cup again and I know one thing: when the World Cup comes here it will be a fantastic experience because the passion for football in England is still second to none. Football sells everything in this country. We are a football-mad country in the same way that Italy is and Brazil is.’’

Boris Johnson is a British politician, former journalist and current mayor of London. Boris is one of the latest figures outside of the world of football to have revealed his opinion concerning England hosting the next World Cup as Boris said that his country is ready to host it and they are still willing to do it in case Russia is stripped away from this privilege.

The mayor of London stated that if there is a re-run made, London stands ready for the possibility of becoming the new hosts.

“All we can do is watch events, send whatever evidence we have to the Americans, and live in hope. And if the Swiss police indeed show that the 2010 contest was corrupted, then it will have to be re-run. London stands ready.” Boris Johnson wrote in his Telegraph column.